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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Recipe

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Recipe

"Our family loves these tasty shredded beef sandwiches with their mild barbecue flavor," writes Fran Frerichs from Gurley, Nebraska. The recipe makes a lot, so it's a nice choice for parties.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours YIELD:14-16 servings


  • 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium green peppers, diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 14 to 16 sandwich buns, split


  • 1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the beef, green peppers and onions. In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Stir into meat mixture. Cover and cook on high for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred beef, using two forks. With a slotted spoon, place about 1/2 cup beef mixture on each bun. Yield: 14-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 285 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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cr_1295 User ID: 5888497 36374
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"Very good idea...we were a little short on time and ingredients so we decided to use bottled barbecue was still very good though!"

Idell User ID: 2834359 31207
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2008

"My husband I love the taste of the shredded beef. I will be making this often. Thanks Idell"

elsgrandy User ID: 3234053 48851
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"I am going to try this with a good cut of deer meat."

whateverfood User ID: 1336157 122653
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"BTW, stew meat is $3.29/lb here- I used a lean chuck roast for $2.49 that I cut out the fat and gristle out of- only took 15 minutes. I "paid" myself at the rate of $9.60/hr (I saved myself $2.40 for 15 minutes worth of work)."

whateverfood User ID: 1336157 48837
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"This falls somewhere between a "sloppy Joe" and a Grinder..."

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